Originally Posted by rivethead
Someone said...and I agree...that Anderson was toying with him a little bit last night. I can't see a fighter of Rich's calibre not instinctively recognizing that.
I hope he doesn't fight him again. I'd rather see him retire. It's like a wave crashing against a rock...it makes a splash, but when it's over, the rock is still there.
I know I said that too.
I wonder how much of it was Silva trying to make Rich feel better, and how much of it was him trying to get in his head and break his will and confidence.
After watching the Rich Franklin countdown training and interviews, I think he was still a little afraid. After last night, I feel it is certain that if they were to fight again, he would be scared.
Anderson has knocked him out 3 times in 2 very, very, very one-sided fights.
What speaks the loudest to me was the calmness that Anderson came out with, and that same calmness that he subsequently executed his game plan and Rich Franklin.